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Education ?

Medical School Score
University of Mississippi (1970)

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Joseph is affiliated with 5 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Baylor University Medical Center
    3500 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246
    Top 25%
  • Baylor Medical Center At Waxahachie
    1405 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    Top 50%
  • Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
  • Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
  • Mary Shiels Hospital
    3515 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Joseph has contributed to 14 publications.
    Title The Neurocognitive Connection Between Physical Activity and Eating Behaviour.
    Date January 2012
    Journal Obesity Reviews : an Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

    As obesity rates increase worldwide, healthcare providers require methods to instill the lifestyle behaviours necessary for sustainable weight loss. Designing effective weight-loss interventions requires an understanding of how these behaviours are elicited, how they relate to each other and whether they are supported by common neurocognitive mechanisms. This may provide valuable insights to optimize existing interventions and develop novel approaches to weight control. Researchers have begun to investigate the neurocognitive underpinnings of eating behaviour and the impact of physical activity on cognition and the brain. This review attempts to bring these somewhat disparate, yet interrelated lines of literature together in order to examine a hypothesis that eating behaviour and physical activity share a common neurocognitive link. The link pertains to executive functions, which rely on brain circuits located in the prefrontal cortex. These advanced cognitive processes are of limited capacity and undergo relentless strain in the current obesogenic environment. The increased demand on these neurocognitive resources as well as their overuse and/or impairment may facilitate impulses to over-eat, contributing to weight gain and obesity. This impulsive eating drive may be counteracted by physical activity due to its enhancement of neurocognitive resources for executive functions and goal-oriented behaviour. By enhancing the resources that facilitate 'top-down' inhibitory control, increased physical activity may help compensate and suppress the hedonic drive to over-eat. Understanding how physical activity and eating behaviours interact on a neurocognitive level may help to maintain a healthy lifestyle in an obesogenic environment.

    Title Trans-fatty Acids, Insulin Resistance/diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Should Policy Decisions Be Based on Observational Cohort Studies, or Should We Be Waiting for Results from Randomized Placebo-controlled Trials?
    Date August 2011
    Journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
    Title Postnatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration in Labrador Retriever Puppies.
    Date June 2010
    Journal The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
    Title Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Patients.
    Date January 2008
    Journal The American Surgeon

    Serial venous duplex scans (VDS) were done in 507 trauma patients with at least one risk factor (RF) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) during a 2-year study period. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was detected in 31 (6.1%) patients. This incidence was 3.1 per cent in low (1-2 RFs), 3.4 per cent in moderate (3-5 RFs), and 7.7 per cent in high (> or =6 RFs) VTE scores (P = 0.172). Incidence was statistically different (3% vs. 7.2%, P = 0.048) on reanalyzing patients in two risk categories, low-risk (1-4 RFs) and high-risk (> or =5 RFs). Only 4 of 16 RFs had statistically higher incidence of DVT in patients with or without RFs: previous VTE (27.3% vs. 5.6%, odds ratio (OR) 6.628, P = 0.024), spinal cord injury (22.6% vs. 5%, OR 5.493, P = 0.001), pelvic fractures (11.4% vs. 5.1%, OR 2.373, P = 0.042), and head injury with a greater than two Abbreviated Injury Score (10.5% vs. 4.2%, OR 2.639, P = 0.014). On reanalyzing patients with > or =5 RFs vs. <5RFs, obesity (14.3 vs. 6.1%, P = 0.007), malignancy (5.6% vs. 0.6%, P = 0.006), coagulopathy (10.8% vs. 1.8%, P = 0.000), and previous VTE (3.2% vs. 0%, P = 0.019) were significant on univariate analysis. Patients with DVT had 3.70 +/- 1.75 RFs and a 9.61 +/- 4.93 VTE score, whereas, patients without DVT had 2.66 +/- 1.50 RFs and a 6.83 +/- 3.91 VTE score (P = 0.000). DVTs had a direct positive relationship with higher VTE scores, length of stay, and number of VDS (>1 r, P < or = 0.001). Increasing age was a weak risk factor (0.03 r, P = 0.5). First two VDS diagnosed 77 per cent of DVTs. Patients with injury severity score of > or =15 and 25 had higher DVTs compared with the ones with lower injury severity score levels (P < or = 0.05). Pulmonary embolism was silent in 63 per cent and DVTs were asymptomatic in 68 per cent.

    Title Cerebellar Infarcts in Two Dogs Diagnosed with Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
    Date March 2003
    Journal Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

    Two dogs presented with severe, peracute-onset, neurological signs. Neuroanatomical localization was cerebellovestibular. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed and revealed focal, wedge-shaped lesions in the cerebellum. Diagnosis of cerebellar infarctions was made based on peracute-onset, clinical signs, MRI, and outcome as well as ancillary diagnostic information. Both dogs recovered completely. Cerebellar infarction should be included in the differential of any dog with peracute-onset, central cerebellovestibular signs regardless of severity of clinical signs. Outcome was excellent in these dogs.

    Title Short Report: Concurrent Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in a Dog and Its Owner.
    Date August 2002
    Journal The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

    A sequential occurrence of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in a dog and its owner is described. Diagnosis of RMSF in the animal guided subsequent testing for and diagnosis of the same disease in the human patient. Previous reports of concurrent RMSF in dogs and their owners are reviewed, and the epidemiologic significance of this occurrence is discussed.

    Title Results of Craniotomy for the Treatment of Cerebral Meningioma in 42 Cats.
    Date June 1994
    Journal Veterinary Surgery : Vs

    Forty-two cats underwent craniotomy for removal of a meningioma between 1985 and 1991. Median duration of clinical signs before examination was 1.25 months. All cats had inappropriate demeanor: 48% were dull and 38% were lethargic. Neurological deficits included impaired vision in 93%, paresis in 83%, and seizures in 19%. Computed tomography (CT) showed solitary masses in 86% and multiple masses in 14%. Intraoperative complications included hemorrhage and difficulty excising deep or adherent masses. Anemia in 13 of 42 cats was the most common immediate postoperative complication. Ten of 42 cats had no improvement or a more severe neurological status after surgery. Eight of 42 cats died immediately after surgery; 6 of these were anemic. Of the cats that survived the immediate postoperative period, evaluation 10 to 14 days after surgery showed that 97% (33 of 34) were alert and 79% (27 of 34) had returned to normal behavior. Neurological deficits, except for vision impairment, had resolved in most cats. The duration of follow-up varied from 1.3 months to 55.1 months. Ten cats developed neurological abnormalities from 1 month to 44.2 months after surgery; of these, 6 had tumor recurrence or new growth confirmed by CT scan or necropsy. Overall survival was 71% at 6 months, 66% at 1 year, and 50% at 2 years. Age of cat and location of tumor did not significantly affect survival (P = .1034 and .1851, respectively). There were too few precise measurements of tumor size to make a valid statistical comparison of the effect of size on survival. Location or presence of multiple tumors did not affect final outcome.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

    Title The Differential Diagnosis of Disc Disease.
    Date April 1992
    Journal Problems in Veterinary Medicine

    The differentiation of disc disease from other diseases that result in signs related to varying degrees of proprioceptive ataxia, paresis to paralysis, digital hypesthesia to anesthesia, and spinal hyperpathia is a common problem facing the veterinarian. Classification of the differential diagnoses of disc disease based on neuroanatomic localization facilitates diagnosis because each category shares historical, clinical, and neurologic examination features. These features, as well as the distinguishing ones used in the differential diagnosis of disc disease, will be reviewed.

    Title Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism in Five Cats.
    Date May 1991
    Journal Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism was diagnosed in five young to middle-aged cats of mixed breeding. Three of the cats were male and two were female. Historic signs included lethargy (n = 5), anorexia (n = 5), muscle tremors (n = 4), weakness (n = 4), generalized seizures (n = 3), ataxia (n = 3), mental dullness or disorientation (n = 3), panting (n = 2), pruritus (n = 1), ptyalism (n = 1) and dysphagia (n = 1). Weakness (n = 4), dehydration (n = 2), cataracts (n = 2), hypothermia (n = 1), and bradycardia (n = 1) were found on physical examination. Results of electrocardiography revealed a prolonged Q-T interval in two cats. Results of initial laboratory tests revealed profound hypocalcemia and severe hyperphosphatemia with normal renal function. The diagnosis of hypoparathyroidism was made on the basis of the history, clinical signs, and results serum biochemical testing (i.e., severe hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia); in two cats, the diagnosis was also confirmed by histologic examination of parathyroid glands. Initial treatment included intravenous administration of 10% calcium gluconate and oral administration of large loading doses of calcium and vitamin D (dihydrotachysterol). Successful long-term management with dihydrotachysterol and calcium was achieved in all cats. The final dosage of dihydrotachysterol required to maintain normocalcemia in the five cats ranged from 0.004 to 0.04 mg/kg/day (mean = 0.015 mg/kg/day). Long-term calcium supplementation was given to three of the cats in dosages ranging from 29 to 53 mg/kg/day (mean = 42 mg/kg/day) of elemental calcium. One cat died after 28 months of therapy from widely metastatic hemangiosarcoma; the other three cats are still alive and well after 5 to 37 months of treatment.

    Title Myasthenia Gravis in the Cat.
    Date March 1989
    Journal Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    Myasthenia gravis (MG) was diagnosed in four cats--one had an apparently congenital form and three had the acquired autoimmune form. All four cats were examined because of episodes of weakness including gait abnormalities, voice change, neck ventroflexion, and regurgitation. Palpebral reflexes were absent in all cats. Administration of edrophonium chloride resulted in transient resolution of clinical signs in all four cats. Three cats were tested for the presence of serum autoantibodies against acetylcholine receptor (AChR) by radioimmunoassay. Two cats with acquired MG had anti-AChR antibody titers of 10.5 and 96.8 nmol/l (normal, less than or equal to 0.03 nmol/l). Antibodies were not detected in the cat with presumptive congenital MG. All four cats were treated with pyridostigmine bromide. Two cats with acquired MG were euthanatized because of clinical deterioration. The third cat with acquired MG has been asymptomatic since 2 months after diagnosis. The cat with presumed congenital MG is alive 3 years after diagnosis.

    Title Evaluation of Two Reagent Strips and Three Reflectance Meters for Rapid Determination of Blood Glucose Concentrations.
    Date March 1989
    Journal Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    We evaluated three reflectance meters (Accu-Chek II, Glucometer II, and Glucoscan 2000) and two reagent strips (Chemstrip bG and Glucostix) for accuracy and precision in determining blood glucose concentrations in the dog. To evaluate accuracy, we compared results of blood glucose determinations performed on 95 samples using the various strips and meters vs. the glucose concentrations obtained using the glucose-oxidase method on a Beckman Glucose Analyzer. Accuracy was evaluated statistically using least squares regression analysis. To evaluate precision, samples in various ranges of blood glucose concentration were tested repeatedly (20 times within a 1-hour period) on the same reflectance meter. Coefficient of variation (CV) was determined to evaluate reproducibility of results. Overall, there were significant correlations (P less than 0.001) between the laboratory glucose values and the blood glucose concentrations obtained with Chemstrip bG (r = 0.976), Glucostix (r = 0.904), Accu-Chek II (r = 0.986), Glucometer II (r = 0.911) and Glucoscan 2000 (r = 0.944). In the precision study, all three meters had excellent CVs in the normal range (3.6% to 4.9%). However, Accu-Chek II was found to be more precise in the hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic ranges (3.6% and 2.6%, respectively) than either Glucometer II (8.8% and 5.4%) or Glucoscan 2000 (7.8% and 8.2%). The results of this study indicate that all of the meters and reagent strips tested are highly accurate in determining blood glucose concentrations in the dog. However, both in terms of accuracy and reproducibility of results, Accu-Chek II and Chemstrip bG, gave the highest correlation coefficients and, as such, are probably of the greatest clinical value.

    Title John Ruskin: Radical and Psychotic Genius.
    Date February 1970
    Journal Psychoanalytic Review
    Title Age, Appearance, and Schizophrenia.
    Date September 1968
    Journal Archives of General Psychiatry
    Title Inelastic Pion Scattering from 12c.
    Journal Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics

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